Star, Idaho Overview
Nestled in the Boise Valley, the community of Star is a quiet area of over 6,000 residents (which qualifies the area for Rural Development loans), where seasonal activities are embedded in lively Boise's metropolitan area. Star is only six miles west of Boise and borders the prestigious community of Eagle to the east.
Students of Star are provided with excellent educational opportunities in the form of exceptional public, charter and private schools. The College of Idaho and Boise State University, known as the "Home of the Broncos," are also located nearby.
Star and the rest of the Boise Valley benefit from an incredibly strong economy and the unemployment rate is well below the national average. High tech manufacturing such as Micron Technologies and Hewlett Packard, in addition to retail, are large employment sectors in the valley. Because of the valley's business-friendly environment and affordable cost of living, several other major employers are headquartered here.
Star offers a scenic location on the Boise River with the picturesque snowcapped Rocky Mountains as its backdrop. Bike paths network throughout the surrounding region. Year-round, Boise, meaning "City of Trees," maintains excellent attractions such as the City Zoo, State Capitol, Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Idaho Botanical Garden, World Center Birds of Prey, and Desert Canyon white-water rafting and mountain day trips.
Star, Idaho Community Information